ASTM International - ASTM D4425-97(2002)
Standard Test Method for Oil Separation From Lubricating Grease by Centrifuging (Koppers Method)
|Publication Date:||10 June 1997|
|ICS Code (Lubricants, industrial oils and related products):||75.100|
significance And Use:
This test method is useful in evaluating the degree to which a grease would separate into fluid and solid components when subjected to high centrifugal forces. Flexible shaft couplings, universal... View More
This test method is useful in evaluating the degree to which a grease would separate into fluid and solid components when subjected to high centrifugal forces. Flexible shaft couplings, universal joints, and rolling element thrust bearings are examples of machinery which subject lubricating greases to large and prolonged centrifugal forces. This test method has been found to give results that correlate well with results from actual service. The test method may be run at other conditions with agreement between parties but the precision noted in this test method will no longer apply.3View Less
1.1 This test method describes a procedure for determining the tendency of lubricating grease to separate oil when subjected to high centrifugal forces.
1.2 This standard does not purport to address all of the safety concerns, if any, associated with its use. It is the responsibility of the user of this standard to establish appropriate safety and health practices and determine the applicability of regulatory limitations prior to use.
1.3 The values stated in SI units are to be regarded as the standard.